Importing bitmap files

You can import bitmap files using the Import command. When you import a bitmap image, CorelDRAW gives you the option to link the original to the imported image. Other bitmap options include detecting watermarks, resampling, combining multi-layer bitmaps, suppressing filter dialog, applying and extracting embedded ICC profiles, maintaining layers and pages, and cropping the image as you open it.

To import a bitmap file

1 Click File, Import.

2 Choose the drive and folder of the file you want to import from the Look In list box.

3 Click the filename.

4 Choose a bitmap filter from the Files Of Type list box.

5 Click the Import button.

To link a bitmap externally

1 Follow steps 1 to 4 from the "To import a bitmap file" procedure.

2 Enable the Link Bitmap Externally check box.

To link to a high-resolution file for OPI (only available for .TIF or .CT files)

1 Follow steps 1 to 3 from the "To import a bitmap file" procedure.

2 Choose .TIF or .CT from the Files Of Type list box.

3 Enable the Link To High Resolution File For Output Using OPI check box.

To resample an image while importing

1 Follow steps 1 to 4 from the "To import a bitmap file" procedure.

2 Choose Resample from the list box that appears beside the Files Of Type list box.

3 Click the Import button.

4 Do one of the following:

• Type values to the size you want in the Width and Height boxes.

• Type the percentage by which you want to downsample the image in the Percentage boxes.

5 Choose a unit type from the Units list box.

6 In the Resolution section, change the values in the Horizontal and Vertical boxes to alter the resolution of the imported image.

To crop an image while importing

1 Follow steps 1 to 4 from the "To import a bitmap file" procedure.

2 Choose Crop from the list box that appears beside the Files Of Type list box.

3 Click the Import button.

4 Do one of the following:

• Type a value in the Top box to specify the number of pixels (or the unit of measurement displayed in the Units box) that you want to remove from the top of the image. Then type a value in the Left box to specify the number of pixels you want to remove from the left edge of the image.

• Type a value in the Width box to specify the width of the area of the image you want to keep and type a value in the Height box to specify the height of the area you want to keep then drag the selection box in the Preview window to move the selection area.

5 Choose a unit type from the Units list box.

To check for watermark while importing

1 Follow steps 1 to 4 from the "To import a bitmap file" procedure.

2 Enable the Check For Watermark check box.

To suppress filter dialog while importing

1 Follow steps 1 to 4 from the "To import a bitmap file" procedure.

2 Enable the Suppress Filter Dialog check box.

To combine a multi-layer bitmap while importing

1 Follow steps 1 to 4 from the "To import a bitmap file" procedure.

2 Enable the Combine Multi-Layer Bitmap check box. The multi-layer bitmap check box will remain disabled until you select a bitmap file type that contains multiple layers (i.e., .CPT, .PSD file).

To maintain layers and pages while importing

1 Follow steps 1 to 4 from the "To import a bitmap file" procedure.

2 Enable the Maintain Layers and Pages check box.

To apply an embedded ICC profile while importing

1 Follow steps 1 to 4 from the "To import a bitmap file" procedure.

2 Enable the Apply Embedded ICC Profile check box.

To extract an embedded ICC profile while importing

1 Follow steps 1 to 4 from the "To import a bitmap file" procedure.

2 Enable the Extract Embedded ICC Profile check box.

• When you import 16-color bitmaps in CorelDRAW, they are automatically converted to 256 colors.

• You can only choose lower values for the width, height and resolution.

• If you are importing a low resolution .TIF or .CT file created using OPI (Open Prepress Interface), you must enable the Link To High Resolution File For Output Using OPI check box.

^ • Enable the Maintain Aspect Ratio check box to maintain the original ratio of height to width or the Identical Values check box to keep the Horizontal and Vertical resolution values the same.

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